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01-22

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-21

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2015 Prospects: Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

01-20

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Get to Know: Second Base Prospects
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Craig Goldstein

01-15

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 First Basemen
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Bret Sayre

01-14

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16

2015 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

01-13

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Get to Know: First Base Prospects
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Ben Carsley

01-12

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2015 Prospects: Chicago White Sox Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

01-09

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2015 Prospects: Minnesota Twins Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

01-09

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Before They Were Prospects
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David Rawnsley and Patrick Ebert

01-08

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2015 Prospects: Los Angeles Dodgers Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

01-07

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Get to Know: Catcher Prospects
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Craig Goldstein

01-07

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Prospect Mechanics
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Ryan Parker and Doug Thorburn

01-06

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The Top 50 Dynasty League Signees
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Bret Sayre

01-05

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2015 Prospects: San Francisco Giants Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

12-31

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Minor League Update: Puerto Rican Winter League Pitchers
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Jeff Moore

12-30

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Minor League Update: Venezuelan Winter League Pitchers
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Jeff Moore

12-29

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Minor League Update: Dominican Winter League Pitchers
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Jeff Moore

12-24

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Minor League Update: Puerto Rican Winter League Games to Date
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Jeff Moore

12-24

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2015 Prospects: San Diego Padres Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

12-22

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2015 Prospects: Colorado Rockies Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

12-22

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Minor League Update: Winter League Games to Date
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Jeff Moore

12-22

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Minor League Update: Venezuelan Winter League Games to Date
by
Jeff Moore

12-15

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Rule 5 Draft Recap
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Jeff Moore

12-12

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2015 Prospects: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

12-11

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Before They Were Prospects
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Todd Gold, Patrick Ebert and David Rawnsley

12-10

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2015 Prospects: Baltimore Orioles Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

12-09

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Prospect Mechanics
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Doug Thorburn and Ryan Parker

12-08

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2015 Prospects: New York Yankees Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

12-05

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2015 Prospects: Toronto Blue Jays Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

12-03

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2015 Prospects: Tampa Bay Rays Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

12-01

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2015 Prospects: Boston Red Sox Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-26

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Prospect Mechanics
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Ryan Parker and Doug Thorburn

11-25

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Fantasy Freestyle: 40-Man Additions to Know
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Craig Goldstein

11-25

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Before They Were Prospects
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Todd Gold, David Rawnsley, Patrick Ebert and Frankie Piliere

11-24

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The 40-Man Additions
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Tucker Blair and Jeff Moore

11-24

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The 40-Man Additions
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Craig Goldstein, Mauricio Rubio and Jeff Moore

11-24

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2015 Prospects: St. Louis Cardinals Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-21

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2015 Prospects: Cincinnati Reds Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-19

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2015 Prospects: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-17

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2015 Prospects: Milwaukee Brewers Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-14

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2015 Prospects: Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects
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Nick J. Faleris and BP Prospect Staff

11-13

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Before They Were Prospects
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David Rawnsley, Todd Gold and Patrick Ebert

11-12

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Five to Watch: More Post-Hype Prospects for 2015
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Ben Carsley

11-11

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Prospect Mechanics
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Ryan Parker and Doug Thorburn

11-10

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2015 Prospects: New York Mets Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-07

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Minor League Update: Surprises and Disappointments: AFL Pitchers
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BP Prospect Staff

11-07

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Notes from the Field: AFL Notes, Part 2
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Todd Gold

11-06

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Five to Watch: Post-Hype Prospects for 2015
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Craig Goldstein

11-06

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Minor League Update: Surprises and Disappointments: AFL Hitters
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BP Prospect Staff

11-06

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Notes from the Field: AFL Notes, Part 1
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Todd Gold

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January 22, 2015 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 Second Basemen

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Bret Sayre

Sizing up the second-sackers for the long haul.

The Primer:

Because dynasty league rankings are relatively league-dependent, I set up parameters for ranking the players below (and the ones who will follow at other positions). The list here presupposes a 16-team standard dynasty format, where there are no contracts/salaries, players can be kept forever and owners have minor league farm systems in which to hoard prospects. So feel free to adjust this as necessary for your individual league, whether it’s moving non-elite prospects without 2014 ETAs down if you don’t have separate farm teams or moving lower-risk, lower-reward players up in deeper mixed or only formats.

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January 21, 2015 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Detroit Tigers Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

The trend stays the same: the Tigers win at the highest level, but their system remains rather weak.

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January 20, 2015 6:00 am

Get to Know: Second Base Prospects

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Craig Goldstein

Looking into the pipeline for future contributors at the keystone.

For previous editions, follow the links below:

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January 15, 2015 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 50 First Basemen

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Bret Sayre

Taking the long view on this position for fantasy purposes.

The Primer:
Because dynasty league rankings are relatively league-dependent, I set up parameters for ranking the players below (and the ones who will follow at other positions). The list here presupposes a 16-team standard dynasty format, where there are no contracts/salaries, players can be kept forever and owners have minor league farm systems in which to hoard prospects. So feel free to adjust this as necessary for your individual league, whether it’s moving non-elite prospects without 2014 ETAs down if you don’t have separate farm teams or moving lower-risk, lower-reward players up in deeper mixed or only formats.

First base is a position that keeps trending downwards in dynasty formats, and makes for an interesting reboot of our conceived notions about the sluggers that are supposed to reside here. It seems like every time we make gains at the position, i.e. Paul Goldschmidt’s breakout and Jose Abreu’s appearance, we take steps back with the decline of Albert Pujols, and injury issues of Joey Votto and Prince Fielder. It was only two years ago that those three were the no brainer top three of the group—and this year, none slot into the top five.


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January 14, 2015 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Cleveland Indians Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

The system is starting to create some depth, but the highlight still remains the elite talent at the very top.

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January 13, 2015 6:00 am

Get to Know: First Base Prospects

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Ben Carsley

A window into the fantasy future at this position.

For last week’s edition, follow the link below:
Get to Know: Catcher Prospects

Here’s a real look at how writing the intro for this sad, sad collection of players went:


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January 12, 2015 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Chicago White Sox Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

A system on the rise with elite talent at the top and some future contributors sprinkled in.

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January 9, 2015 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Minnesota Twins Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

A combination of hitting on high draft picks and international signings has this system teeming with talent.

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January 9, 2015 6:00 am

Before They Were Prospects

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David Rawnsley and Patrick Ebert

A look back at some of the top prospects in the NL West, including Jonathan Gray, Hunter Renfroe, and Braden Shipley

As part of Perfect Game's partnership with Baseball Prospectus, David Rawnsley and Patrick Ebert will be conducting a “Before They Were Pros” series, providing scouting reports on some of the top prospects in baseball from when they were in high school attending PG events. This six-part series (one for each division in MLB) will appear once Baseball Prospectus has provided their own detailed scouting reports of the top prospects, team-by-team, as part of their own series.

We continue with a look at the National League West. Be sure to read Baseball Prospectus' features on each of the five teams:

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One of the more talented big-league rosters will have some impact youth arriving shortly.

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January 7, 2015 6:00 am

Get to Know: Catcher Prospects

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Craig Goldstein

These backstops need further seasoning, but they could hold fantasy value in the coming years.

Prospects are a tricky bag altogether, and while pitching prospects get the fancy acronyms (TINSTAAP), it’s worth noting just how hard it can be to accurately peg a future stud catcher, especially in fantasy. It’s a demanding position that saps strength, and makes it nigh impossible to be consistent offensive force. This makes what guys like Buster Posey and Jonathan Lucroy do year in and out all the more impressive.

It also makes investing in catching prospects extremely difficult. Remember when Matt Wieters was Mark Teixeira at catcher? Where did you have Yan Gomes ranked as a prospect? In fact, Ben Carsley made the case against investing in the position outside of deeper dynasty leagues in September. That is with the caveat that you can’t entirely ignore the position, and to that end we want you to be as informed as possible when you’re choosing who to ignore and who to target. We’ve broken the prospects you need to know into names for 2015 (immediate value) and 2016-and-beyond (long-term value). Still, there aren’t any catching prospects I’d be investing in as a fantasy starter for 2015 alone, a la Travid d’Arnaud last year.

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January 7, 2015 6:00 am

Prospect Mechanics

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Ryan Parker and Doug Thorburn

The mechanics of some of the top pitching and hitting prospects in the NL West are broken down.

Baseball Prospectus's mechanical mavens Doug Thorburn and Ryan Parker turn to the NL West as they continue their examination of select Top 10 prospects featured in the BP Top 10s (also see their breakdown of AL East, NL East, and NL Central).

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